Religion and Belief are protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. Religion includes any religion. People are also protected if they do not follow a certain religion or have no religion at all. Additionally, a religion must have a clear structure and belief system. Belief means any religious or philosophical belief or a lack of such belief. To be protected, a belief must satisfy various criteria, including that it is a weighty and substantial aspect of human life and behaviour. (ACAS July 2010)
Please also see the FAQs on Religion or Belief
Did you know...
- The Office of National Statistics approximate that 61% of the UK population regard themselves as belonging to some form of religion.
- Local figures for Coventry in 2011 indicate that the four largest religious groups are:
- Christians (53.7%)
- Sikhs (5.0%)
- Muslims (7.5%)
- Hindus (3.5%)
(Equality Monitoring Annual Report 2018)
What are we doing?
Interested in a Multi-Faith Staff Network?
We are currently considering setting up a Multi-Faith Staff Network, if there is interest in this being offered. If you would like to join the Multi-Faith Network mailing list please complete this short form.
We will be holding a meeting for the proposed Multi-Faith Staff Network to gauge interest and speak to staff about what they would want a Multi-Faith Network to look like. The meeting details are:
Friday 28 June
12 - 1pm
S1.69, Social Sciences
Diversity Calendar Image 2017/18 - Diwali at Coventry Mandir
Diversity Calendar 2017/18 (includes religious dates and celebrations)
Equality Challenge Unit - Religion and Belief
ACAS - Religion and Belief Discrimination